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Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:32 pm

According to the latest information from bmi's press centre, the new MAN-YYZ route has its inaugural flight tomorrow (25th April).

Operating 4 days a week initially (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun) then daily from 1st June.
 
UK_Dispatcher
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:55 pm

It is indeed.... The a/c operating the flight is planned to be G-WWBB, at the moment:

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Am sure she'll recieve a warm Canadian welcome!
 
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:06 pm

You bet she will! I'll have to remind the other YYZ spotters about this... In case they're all still asleep (heh heh)
Can you help me with the schedule. I can't seem to find anything online to confirm the times.
Thanks.
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:11 pm

Departs MAN at 1400, arriving into YYZ at 1630.

Enjoy!
 
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:16 pm

AWspicious

Try

http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/sectionfunc.aspx?p=2254&dpt=MAN&arr=YYZ&dpd=25&dpm=4&ard=25&arm=4&onw=&air=BD#ttDisplay

Its the online timetable for BMI. Will be good to have a direct service again from my local airport.

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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sat Apr 24, 2004 8:19 pm

Thanks!
I tried the Toronto airport site then Flytecomm. Guess those weren't updated yet. Still kinda early over here.

edit:
And for those here at YYZ - Yes, I do know it's for tomorrow (the 25th.)  Wink/being sarcastic

[Edited 2004-04-24 13:23:43]
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sun Apr 25, 2004 2:04 am

I'ts great to see BMI expand its transatlantic service. Didn't BMI place an order for four A330s, they have three? I wonder if they have any other future routes in mind. I can see BMI flying into caribbean destination.


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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sun Apr 25, 2004 3:03 am

Mexicana757
BMI are starting flights to the Carribean from Manchester. The press release is here:
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/sectionhome.aspx?p=194&Rid=377

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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sun Apr 25, 2004 4:01 am

Sadly I will be flying out to PHL in the morning from YYZ and will miss the inaugural flight. Hopefully Grant or Garry will be around to catch her.

Cheers,
Kaz
 
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sun Apr 25, 2004 3:03 pm

AirbusFanYYZ;
When did you get back from.... (was it YYC this time?)???
GMonney... er... He's busy :-]
Matter of fact, I don't know who else will be on hand to see the inaugural BMI flight into YYZ.

[Edited 2004-04-25 08:04:20]
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:26 pm

What equip. will it be??? At gtaa.com they are showing three BMI flights coming in. One on a 763, A332, and A333. Are one or more of these operated by AC?????
 
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sun Apr 25, 2004 8:58 pm

Are one or more of these operated by AC?????

Yes,two are-B763+A333.
 
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:18 pm

Well it wont be a warm welcome...We are expecting a high of 9 with showers today...but Its great to see BMI at YYZ, lets hope it lasts...
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:28 pm

She's on her way.... Pushed back from the gate 13mins early, complete with water cannon salute, estimating Toronto 2010GMT.
 
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:36 am

Tony,

I was planning to go see it this afternoon, but it was raining and I didn't want my new Nikon D70 to get wet.  Smile Anyway I'm busy processing the 70 pics I took with it yesterday at FedEx. I'm fairly confident that at least one will get accepted on A.Net Big grin
 
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:03 pm

How are the loads on this flight looking right now?

Really good or a non-revver's dream?

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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:11 am

Hopefully, they'll be able to pull something out with an A332. It seems like a big capacity jump from AC's 762s of last summer. Also, I think AC sold the Domestic Business class as full-fare hospitality service so will BMI be able to fill the lucrative business class? I wish them the best luck and hope to have a chance to catch it when I visit YYZ during my annual summer visit. Big grin
 
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:00 am

Still early in the game, but loads particularly in the premium cabins, were light.

Business 8
New Economy 9 (Including 2 staff)
Economy 146

Demand for First & Business have always been light on transatlantic routes to GLA & MAN. Premium cabin demand based on full revenue fare tickets actually diminish during the summer season as the vast majority of customers are leisure travellers. Should be interesting to see if BD can sustain 3 cabin service to/from YYZ. Any ideas on how they fare on ORD & IAD routes??
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RE: Inaugural Bmi Flight MAN - YYZ

Tue Apr 27, 2004 11:03 pm

The odd time I've seen the figures, they've not been too bad: between 20 and 25 business, around the same for new economy (but on one occasion an imbalance: 25 business, 7 new economy) and nice, full economy.

David